Exploring, touring or drifting - the Nomad is ready for more.

The Nomad opens up a whole new dimension to having fun on four wheels.  People call it the Atom’s mucky brother but the Nomad redefined what a performance on/off roader should be.  Where the Atom is to road and track, the Nomad is to road and off it.  Whether it’s a twisty road, a gravel track, a WRC rally stage, a green lane, a desert or just a grassy field the Nomad calls this home. The Nomad says tough wherever it goes. Because it is. 

“this car turns any landscape into a personal playground

Top Gear

Every Nomad is individually made by a single technician for each owner so we are able to tailor fit your exact needs and wishes.  From winches and spotlights to engine and gearbox upgrades plus different damper options, different wheels, different tyres, nudge bars, carriers… yes, it’s a long list but we want to make sure we get your Nomad exactly right for you.  What you want it to do, where you’re going to use it and how you want it to look.  But we’re here to help and we’ll take time drawing up a specification with you to make sure you get exactly the right Nomad for you.

Vehicle Options

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  • On the road
    • Road Pack

      All Lights and Switchgear required for Road use.

    • IVA Test

      In order for you to drive your car on the road - it must undergo an IVA (individual vehicle approval) test.

    • Road Tax and Registration

      The final piece in the puzzle... All we need is a few basic details from you, then its time to go and have fun!

  • Engine / Transmission / Exhaust
    • Supercharger System for K24 (Requires Heavy Duty Clutch and Oil Cooler)

      Brings that 'roller coaster' feeling to your Nomad (Heavy Duty Clutch and Oil Cooler System are required for this option). We also recommend an upgraded braking system to go hand in hand with the increased speeds...

    • Short Final Drive

      Replacing the final drive reduces ALL gear ratios by around 7% - While it does not affect top speed (the Nomad is limited by its aerodynamics) it will get to that top speed much more quickly!

    • Heavy Duty Clutch including K20 Flywheel

      With great power... comes great clutch - this option is required for the fitting of a supercharger. Or perhaps you are considering supercharging in the future, having the HD clutch fitted already means we don't have remove the engine form your Nomad so you can get that extra power you always wanted...

    • ITG Aluminium Air Box

      This is an enclosed Air Filter (the standard equipment is un-enclosed). Increasing the protection of the filter enables longer periods of off road use in dirty conditions.

    • Raised Air Intake

      Ducting clean air from above the Nomad is paramount if you will be using your car in extreme conditions. Please note -this does not increase the wading depth of the Nomad, it prevents dust / mud from entering the intake.

    • Oil Cooler System

      Keeping your car cool - In hot temperatures (28+) or if your car has a supercharger fitted - you will need the oil cooler to efficiently cool the Nomad.

    • Aluminium Radiator

      Keeping your car cool - If you will be using your car on green lanes here in the UK, you'll need an upgraded radiator, due to the low speeds and high loads the engine will experience.

    • Cat Bypass Pipe

      Crisp up that exhaust note with the easily removable cat bypass pipe.

    • Exhaust Guard Polished Stainless

      Will protect you from the hot exhaust whilst getting the spare tyre off. But really, its just there for looking good!

    • Exhaust Guard Black

      As above... but black is the new black.

    • Polished Stainless Steel Manifold and Silencer

      Like to keep your car looking sharp? A complete polished exhaust system requires less maintenance than the standard equipment. For best results, clean a little - and often.

  • Brakes
    • Stainless Fittings on Brake lines and Clutch Lines

      Increased corrosion protection on the brake line and clutch fittings.

    • Sport Brake Package Front and Rear

      Replacing the front and rear discs with a drilled and slotted rotor as well as upgraded brake pads - this option is perfect for road and light off road use in a 235bhp car (standard power).

    • AP Racing 4 Pot Caliper/290mm Discs (inc handbrake) Front and Rear

      if you have chosen 300bhp, this is the option for you. Increased stopping power, better heat dissipation and a sharper feel to the brakes.

    • AP Racing 4 Pot Caliper/290mm 2 Piece Brake Disc (inc handbrake) Front and Rear

      Utilising the same caliper as the above option - this upgrades the pad disc material and design for use with the AP brakes - with crescent moon slots and a separate bell and friction surface, dissipate heat and keep feel to the pedal even under punishing off road conditions.

    • Hydraulic Handbrake System

      If you like going sideways, this is for you. The hydraulic handbrake operates the rear service brakes (not the parking brake) and does not have a ratcheting mechanism.

    • Cockpit Adjustable Remote Brake Bias

      Adjust the front / rear bias of the braking system from the cockpit. With 14 turns of adjustment, you can set your brakes just how you like them.

  • Suspension / Steering
    • FOX Multi Adjustable Hydraulic Bumpstop Dampers with 2 piece Srings - Off Road Bias

      Our softest offering - designed for ultimate comfort on the road and maximum performance off road. Optimised for 'low speed' off road style driving (under 60mph). With 3 variations of adjustment and an Internal Hydraulic Bumpstop - it makes this option the most adjustable one on offer.

    • Ohlins Multi Adjustable Hydraulic Bumpstop Dampers with 2 piece springs

      Performance synonymous with the name. If you are a speed-freak whether it be on road, on track or blasting round your local rally school - the Ohlins won't let you down.

    • Competition Spec High Strength Wishbone Set Includes Rear Strut Brace

      Cold drawn seamless tubing gives these rally spec wishbones incredible strength for hard off road use.

    • Quick Release Steering Wheel

      Making getting in and out of your Nomad easier - and taking your steering wheel with you adds an extra layer of security.

  • Competition
    • Side Panel Tags - No Side Panels

      The standard car comes WITHOUT the tags to fit side panels. If you think you may want side panels in the future for exploring off road, or driving your car in the wet (when its most fun!) this will enable fitment of the side panel at a later date.

    • Side Panels Clear / Smoked (includes tags above)

      Extra weather protection for the sides of the Nomad. If you're going exploring in the country side or use your Nomad as a tourer (yes it happens!) the side panels are a must-have.

    • FIA Approved Battery Master Switch Kit

      Designed for competition cars so that the car can be switched off externally, this kill switch cuts all power from the battery. Mandatory for competition, useful for added security and preserving battery life in road cars.

    • Fire Extinguisher (Stand Alone)

      Handheld unit - requires the operator to remove the extinguisher from the quick release mount prior to use.

    • MSA Approved Fire Extinguisher Kit Plumbed In - Competition Use

      A 'plumbed in' fire extinguisher has nozzles fitted to the engine bay and passenger compartment of the vehicle - simply pull the handle and suppressant is deployed automatically.

    • Track Day Lap Timing

      Keep up to date with live timing on the dash as you pilot your way around your favorite track or simply log and immerse yourself in data at home.

    • Track Day Lap Timing with Brake Pressure Overlay on Video

      Includes camera mounted to the car with the overlay of data to examine every aspect of your driving. Chase those few last tenths down and get that lap record!

    • Towing Strap Rear

      Soft, race approved type tow strap. Permanently installed for ease of use and quick access.

    • FIA Approved High Intensity LED Rain Light

      Developed for competition, this high intensity rain light replaces the standard rear fog light with a red flashing LED lamp for use in the wet or in reduced visibility.

    • Reverse Lamp to Match FIA Rain Light

      For those of us with a propensity for symmetry. Replacing the standard halogen unit with a quad-LED unit giving better illumination.

  • Seat Belts / Safety harnesses
    • Standard 2" Harnesses

      Pictured is the standard equipment the car comes fitted with if no option is selected.

    • 2" Harness With Alloy Chest Adjusters (Each Side)

      Retaining the standard width belt and clasp - this replaces the standard adjuster with an alloy unit that is easier to operate and more attractive.

    • 2" Seat Belt/Harness Pads

      Extra padding on the standard width harness to ensure maximum comfort in your Nomad.

    • 3" Seat Belts/Harnesses (each side)

      Using a 3" shoulder strap and 2" lap strap with a 5 point compatible clasp. Compatible with HANS device for those wanting ultimate safety on track.

    • 3" Seat Belts/Harnesses With Alloy Chest Adjusters (each side)

      No compromise - 3" harnesses as above - with the easy to use clasps on the shoulder straps. Ultimate safety, style and ease of use.

    • 3" Seat Belt/Harness Pads

      Extra padding on the 3" width harness to ensure maximum comfort in your Nomad.

    • V Type Crutch Strap for 3" Seat Belts/Harnesses (each side)

      Upgrade to a 5 point harness - only compatible with 3" style Harnesses

  • Wheels / Tyres
    • 15" Wheel Package/Highway Terrain 90% Road 10% Off road Tyres

      A road tyre to keep it smooth and quiet on the blacktop.

    • 15" Wheel Package/All Terrain Sport 50% Road 50% Off Road Tyres

      A true all-rounder. The only thing that will stop this tyre is deep mud!

    • 15" Wheel Package/Mud Terrain 10% Road 90% Off Road Tyres

      For that 'go anywhere' tyre - however road manners are sacrificed, with large soft tread blocks there is increased road noise.

    • 18" Wheel Package/All Terrain 65% Road 35% Off Road Tyres

      Using the same tread pattern as the 15" All Terrain, this tyre package combines dry weather off road ability, with a firmer, shallower sidewall for on-road grip.

    • Spare Wheel Carrier

      For that Ultimate Baja look... and you get a spare wheel and tyre.

  • Other / Miscellaneous
    • Stainless Steel Fixings

      Replaces all fixings with stainless.

    • Full Front Windscreen including Washers and Wipers (Heated option available)

      Full laminated glass windscreen kit comes with wiper and washer for on or off road use and gives wind protection for those who do not want to wear a helmet. Also available with electrically heated screen elements for those using their Nomad in cold or inclement conditions.

    • High-Level Brake Light

      A third and centre stopping light - bringing the brake light directly into the line of sight of other road users.

    • Locking Fuel Cap

      Peace of mind when your Nomad is parked up away from home.

    • 12v. Auxiliary feed with Cigarette Lighter Type Socket

      A cigarette light style socket to plug your devices into - not suitable for use with battery chargers that charge through the cigarette lighter socket.

    • Fitted TomTom Rider Europe GPS

      Never get lost again! Or maybe that's the point in a Nomad? Always be able to find your way home... Waterproof and easily removable with a 'docking station' style charger to remove and take with you if you park your nomad up away from home.

    • Reversing Camera System

      The ultimate in creature comforts in an Ariel! The image is displayed automatically on the dash when reverse is selected, making reversing into those tight spots immeasurably easier.

    • Passenger + clutch footrest

      A large aluminium plate with dimple die holes to let the mud pass through. Also creates a neat space between the bulkhead and rear of the rest to store a waterproof rucksack.

    • Ambidextrous Chassis

      Bracketry for both Right and Left hand drive making those long trips through Europe a doddle.

  • Body
    • Custom Painted Body Work

      Want to make your Nomad stand out from the crowd? Personalise the colour of the body panels to anything of your choice.

    • Front Winch Bumper

      Mounting plate for the winch and protection for the front end of your Nomad - included is a recovery eye and lower radiator protection.

    • Rear Bumper

      Protection for the rear of your Nomad - two recovery eyes included.

    • WARN Winch Assembly

      Get yourself out of those sticky situations you like to get yourself in... Rated to 1200Kg.

    • Front Suspension Box and Body Tub Guard

      Protecting the underside of the Nomad starting just behind the Front Winch Bumper and stretching to behind the footwell on both sides. Made from 6mm aluminium it will take all the abuse you can throw at it.

    • Coolant Pipe Guard – Engine Bay to Body Tub

      A steel channel that protects the exposed portion of the coolant pipes underneath the fuel tank.

    • Sump Guard

      Covering the complete underside of the engine bay - a sump guard is a must for any off road enthusiast!

    • Light Mounting Bar with x 4 Daytime Running Lamps and Driving Light

      4 overhead driving lamps with daytime running light ring.

    • LED Whip/Marker Light (each)

      6 foot/1.8M bottom lit LED marker with Quick Removal fitting. Red, white, blue, orange or green light.

    • Carbon Instrument Panel

      The only piece of carbon available on a Nomad!

    • Paint Brushed Aluminium Parts Black (Bulkheads, Fuel Tank etc)

      Any part that is bare aluminium is painted satin black for that true stealth look.

    • Alternative Colour Wheels

      Pick colour, any colour!

    • Alternative Colour Powder Coat Chassis

      Want something a bit off-the-wall? Select a colour available in a powder coat finish, with a variety of laquers to create a one-of-a-ind Nomad! Pictured is RAL6037 Pure Green.

“the nomad has off road pace to rival a baja racer

Car & driver

Centre of the Nomad is, of course, its structure and our unique Ariel signature.  Bronze welded by craftsmen who care about what they do and have pride in their work, with skill that comes from years of experience. A masterpiece of craftsmanship, true, but also a complete safety cage. Protecting you and your co-pilot, doing its job, which is what an Ariel is all about. Outboard, long travel suspension, double unequal wishbones, Tough body panels that you can bash – it’s the same stuff that traffic cones are made from – right behind you a Honda 2.4 iVTEC engine making sure you can go anywhere, anytime, reliably. Everything for a reason, nothing extra.

You can see that the Nomad is an Ariel through and through. We put the same thought in design, the same engineering depth and the same attention to detail as we do with every Ariel vehicle.  It shows everywhere you look. It will put that same Ariel grin on your face every time you drive it, maybe just a bit dirtier.  As with everything Ariel lightness is the key – the Nomad treads lightly and nimbly, using agility to get to wherever you want to go. 

“The Atom of dune buggies

Road & Track

Vehicle Specifications

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  • 2.4 K24 Honda 4 cylinder i-VTEC. Alloy block, cylinder head, sump
  • Displacement 2354cc. Bore & Stroke 87mm x 99mm.
  • Chain drive DOHC 4 valves per cylinder
  • 235 BHP @ 7200 rpm Torque 300Nm @ 4300 rpm
  • 6 speed close ratio + reverse aluminium alloy casing. Hydraulic clutch.
Fuel System
  • Indirect multi-port grouped fuel injection, Twin fuel filters
  • Continuous flow 3.5 bar electric fuel pump.
  • 50 litre aluminium fuel tank
  • Electronic coil over plug ignition.
  • Hondata engine management system.
  • Thatcham 2 Toad Immobiliser system.
  • Pressurised, centrifugal 82L/min coolant pump
  • Front mounted fabricated radiator
  • ITG foam filter system
  • 4 – 2 –1 fabricated stainless steel exhaust manifold.
  • Stainless silencer.
  • Bronze welded steel tube.
  • Phosphated, powder coated finish.
  • Aluminium bulkheads.
  • Right and / or left hand drive
  • Double unequal length TIG welded fabricated wishbones front and rear.
  • Lightweight fabricated uprights front and rear.
  • Outboard Bilstein dampers front and rear.
  • Alloy steel Eibach coil springs front and rear.
  • Rack and pinion cast alloy steering rack 1.7 turns lock to lock.
  • Collapsible offset steering column.
  • 305mm race suede covered steering wheel.
  • Adjustable Toe.
  • 240mm ventilated discs.
  • Tilton aluminium racing pedal box.
  • Twin master cylinders adjustable front/rear bias.
Wheels / Tyres
  • 7Jx15 12 spoke alloy front and rear
  • 235/75R15 Front and rear
  • Non structural roto- mould toughened polyethylene.
  • Composite body panels (coloured).
  • Individual seat units composite woven cloth, 5 position adjustment.
  • 2" E Approved four point quick release full harnesses.
  • LCD Digital display, speedometer, tachometer, water, fuel, odo, trip
Dimensions / Weight
  • Length 3215. Width 1850. Height 1425.
  • Track 1585 front and rear. Wheelbase 2348.
  • Approach angle 71 degrees. Departure angle 82 degrees
  • 670kg
  • 0-60 mph 3.4 seconds (0-100kph)
  • 0-100mph 8.7 seconds (0-165kph)
  • Top speed 125 mph

“the atom’s mucky brother



Our colour picker is available for you to have a quick look at various colour combinations available for your Ariel Nomad.

Take a look and get in touch to discuss your selection with our team.

“some of the most intriUging
miles i’ve ever travelled”